The Bridled Darter is found in the upper Coosa River System of the Mobile Basin in Georgia and Tennessee. They live over gravel substrate in pools and the heads of riffles in small to medium rivers. As the common name suggests, Bridled Darters have a stripe across their snout that resembles a horse bridle. While most darters are found on stream bottoms, members of the genus Percina tend to be found higher in the water column because they retain a swim bladder.
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- United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 2017. 12 month findings on petitions to list the Holiday Darter, Trispot Darter, and Bridled Darter; Threatened species status for Trispot Darter. Federal Register 82(191): 46183-46197.
- United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 2011. Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; partial 90-Day finding on a petition to list 404 species in the southeastern United States as endangered or threatened with critical habitat; Proposed Rule. Federal Register 76(187): 59836-59862.
- Williams, J.D., D.A. Neely, S.J. Walsh and N.M. Burkhead. 2007. Three new percid fishes (Percidae: Percina) from the Mobile Basin drainage of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Zootaxa 1549:1–28.
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